Foursquare announced their new proactive recommendations recently and Chuck talks about the implications and caveats for this highly social service. I wonder if this is too little too late to save Foursquare.
Welcome to episode #145. On the show: Foursquare’s proactive recommendations; McDonalds’ NFC Happy Table; Ubimo closes $2m; The PGA Tour partners with Xirrus for outdoor WiFi; JDS Uniphase launches Location Insight Services; 7Eleven invests in Belly with Andreessen Horowitz. Plus our featured app is CO Everywhere, our mobile minute with Chuck Martin looks at the biggest threat to your mobile strategy and our special guest is journalist and author Nora Young.
On the show today: Foursquare sells your data – finally! Apple uses location to conserve your battery power. Inglot creates the ultimate video shadow box display. Coupons are making their post-recession comeback. Chuck Martin talks the mobile web retail push in our mobile minute. Jon Rosen of iInside is our special guest.
Welcome to episode #139. On the show today: Foursquare now showing ads but is anyone watching? Apple buys Locationary and HopStop to bolster their map offering. Google kills Latitude. TomTom chooses DMTI for Canadian location data. Uniqul lets you pay with your face. Our app of the week is QuadStreaker, Chuck Martin is back in our mobile minute to talk augmented reality and our special guest is Brian Wong of Kiip.
Welcome to episode #137. On the show today: Nordstrom brings Pinterest into their stores. eMart’s flying store. What3Words tries to make physical location easier with 3 words. Shopperception goes deep into buyer behaviour in physical stores. WyWy signs up Vodafone for cross-screen advertising. Foursquare and Deezer partner for concert checkins. Our special guest is Linden Skeens of Thumbvista
On the show today: Facebook rumoured to be in talks to purchase Waze for $1 billion; Square set to check in to Foursquare’s neighbourhood; BlockAvenue launches to give your city a grade; Unilever goes hyper-local with rewards program; Outback Steakhouse jumps back in time to when check-ins were the rage; The VERY cool Pennies for Life campaign by Microloan; Pew enlightens us on the state of location in mobile; Plus special guest Duncan McCall, CEO of PlaceIQ.
On the show: ISIS brings loyalty to vending machines, Dwolla closes their $16.5 million series C, Kiip powers the “sour to sweet” campaign for Sour Patch Kids, MoodMedia pinpoints you by the music your hear, Google Now! comes to the iPhone and leaves a lot to the imagination, Foursquare is about to sell your data, PJs that tell stories + our very special guest, Ben Broca, founder of Now.
On the show: Tracking school buses and the children on them in the UAE and United States. Swipp brings sentiment to everything. Punch.in remakes the punch clock for the mobile era. Visa works with Fandango for location-based offers. Fiz brings location and leisure together to help discover things to do. Independent fuel retailers band together to create their own payment and loyalty initiative. Our app selection of the week is Foursquare’s visualization of your checkins for the last year plus the resource of the week is the history of location-based games in one infographic and special guest Edward Marks of Twist.